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Caltech and UVic set 339Gbps internet speed record

Agility 4 SSD from OCZ announced, already in stock at $150

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SSD makers often try to wow us with raw MB/S, but OCZ is talking up "enterprise-level" reliability, ops per second, and throughput equally with its new SATA III 6Gbps Agility 4. The 64GB / 128GB / 256GB / 512GB drives -- with Marvell-built Indilinx Everest 2 controllers -- have...
Agility 4 SSD from OCZ announced, already in stock at $150

Sub-$1500 Kingmax 1TB SSD spotted in Japan

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Terabytes. We all want them -- especially if they're served solid-state. But if you're not quite ready to pony up for OCZ's Octane SSD 1TB model, you might want to take a trip to Japan. KingMax's SMU25 Client Pro 1TB SSD has been spotted for 119,000 yen (roughly $1,490),...
Sub-$1500 Kingmax 1TB SSD spotted in Japan

Western Digital Contributes To SSD Maker Skyera's $51M Series B

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Enterprise solid-state storage system maker Skyera announced that it received funding from Western Digital as part of its $51 million Series B round of financing. The two companies say the investment is an extension of a strategic relationship that includes joint technology development. The money will be used to scale...
Western Digital Contributes To SSD Maker Skyera's $51M Series B

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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OCZ's newly released Vertex 450 SSD is a solid top-tier performer. It's not quite as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, but it's close, and certainly fast enough for the average user. At around a buck a gigabyte it's also good deal in a fast 7mm profile, SATA 6Gbps...
OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

Falling SSD prices might give you a swift boot (up) sooner than you think

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Solid state drives are the one piece of gear that can turn a dog computer into a cheetah, and it looks like you may not have to scrape much longer to get one. Floods in Thailand made prices for their spinning-plattered brethren climb, but many SSD models like those...
Falling SSD prices might give you a swift boot (up) sooner than you think

Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

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Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. Well, that may have just happened: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agreement, which gives it the all clear for an announcement at WWDC. Developing... Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Internet,...
Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

OCZ demos Vector SSD in even speedier PCI Express form for the pros

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OCZ produced something of a surprise when its in-house Vector SSD stood well against more seasoned competition. It's proud enough of that feat that it's following up with demos of a PCI Express model for creative pros and others that may deal with exceptionally massive file transfers. The switch...
OCZ demos Vector SSD in even speedier PCI Express form for the pros

Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

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Installing an SSD in your PC, be it a laptop or a desktop, is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost the machine's overall performance. The change won't be merely noticeable--it will startle you. Your system will boot more quickly, windows and menus will jump open,...
Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

Replacing an SSD Under Warranty

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A reader writes to On Your Side after solid-state drive maker OCZ fails to send a replacement. Plus: Apple offers to replace first-generation iPod Nanos....
Replacing an SSD Under Warranty

Samsung Acquires SSD Caching Company NVELO

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This came out of the blue. Samsung announced their intent to acquire NVELO, known for their Dataplex SSD caching software. Price or specific timeframe of the acquisition have not been revealed yet, but the acquisition does include all NVELO technology and personnel. NVELO as a company may be a...
Samsung Acquires SSD Caching Company NVELO

OCZ's new Vector SSD breaks cover, packs in-house developed Indilinx controller

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As we were wandering the floor today at IDF 2012, we happened upon an OCZ rep who pulled the company's new 2.5-inch SATA 3 SSD out of his pocket and let us get our mitts on it. Called the Vector, it will replace the well-received Vertex 4 at the...
OCZ's new Vector SSD breaks cover, packs in-house developed Indilinx controller

OCZ intros Vertex 4 as its fastest 2.5-inch SSD

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Flash memory maker OCZ has unveiled the Vertex 4 SATA III SSD as its fastest to date. The 2.5-inch drive reaches sequential speeds of up to 535MBps through an Indilinx Everest 2 controller that reportedly helps it outperform predecessors by a factor of four. It's also much more durable, with...
OCZ intros Vertex 4 as its fastest 2.5-inch SSD

Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

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There's plenty of SSD options out there, but Intel's NAND drives are among the most well thought of, simply because they're so reliable. But, with the top speed of competing SSDs spiraling higher, Intel's rock-solid reputation may not be enough for some enthusiasts. Enter the SSD 520, with a...
Intel SSD 520 review roundup: Intel reliability, SandForce speeds starting at $149

90GB OCZ 90GB Agility 3 SATA3 SSD for $100 (minus $30 rebate)

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From 9to5Toys.com: Today only, Amazon offers the OCZ 90GB Agility 3 2.5″ Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD, model no. AGT3-25SAT3-90G, for $99.99 with free shipping ($1.11/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $30.  Add an additional $30 mail-in rebate and the price falls to $69.99. This Sandforce controlled drive advertises 500MB/s+...
90GB OCZ 90GB Agility 3 SATA3 SSD for $100 (minus $30 rebate)

Why SSDs cost half of what they did in 2011

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While prices for standard mechanical hard drives have stubbornly refused to drop back down to their pre-flooding levels, the prices for solid-state drives have dropped precipitously in the last year: according to some painstaking number-crunching over at The Tech Report, prices for the speedy storage drives have fallen an average...
Why SSDs cost half of what they did in 2011

Review: The Seagate 600 SSD is a consumer-oriented first effort

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Seagate is a dominant company in the hard-drive sector, but it has played only in the enterprise space when it comes to solid state storage. That changed with the introduction of the 600, an SSD aimed squarely at the broader consumer base. One of the first SSDs to feature...
Review: The Seagate 600 SSD is a consumer-oriented first effort

OCZ says its Indilinx controller is actually built by Marvell, but has custom firmware

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OCZ received stacks of praise following its brave switch to in-house Indilinx-branded controllers, which have delivered solid performance in both the Octane and Vertex 4 SSDs. However, the company has now confirmed to AnandTech that its Indilinx Everest 1 and 2 controllers are actually still based on Marvell products,...
OCZ says its Indilinx controller is actually built by Marvell, but has custom firmware

Seagate to halt production of 7200-rpm laptop hard drives

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When it comes time to buy your next high-performance laptop, chances are good that it will feature a solid state drive (SSD). But what if you'd prefer to have a high-speed, high-capacity traditional hard drive instead? Don't look to Seagate, one of the two 800-pound gorillas in the hard...
Seagate to halt production of 7200-rpm laptop hard drives

Cache of the titans: SSD storage accelerators from Intel and Corsair face off

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When solid-state drives first broke into the consumer market, there were those who predicted the new storage format would supplant hard drives in a matter of years thanks to radically improved performance. In reality, the shift from hard drives (HDDs) to SSDs has thus far been confined to the upper...
Cache of the titans: SSD storage accelerators from Intel and Corsair face off

Is it worth investing in a high-efficiency power supply?

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If you’ve gone shopping for a power supply any time over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed the explosive proliferation of various 80 Plus ratings. As initially conceived, an 80 Plus certification was a way for PSU manufacturers to validate that their power supply units were at least 80%...
Is it worth investing in a high-efficiency power supply?
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